Lol @ the people acting like they don't understand how this is an exploit/abuse of broken balance.
Raging at the people who want this sh*t patched is an even classier act. Rockstar is f*cking officially patching the mission, you work around the patch, and then act confused when people aren't impressed by your 5 million income over 2 days and call you an exploiter? Cool story. Money is supposed to be somewhat challenging to get, it's what keeps you hooked and doing things skillfully whilst being cautious of how you spend it, ect. Not "I replayed the same mission sixty times in a few days and bought everything in the game, I'm legit". Things don't have value if they're easy to get.
I agree that after the patch, the whole thing could be considered an exploit but, why do you feel entitled to tell those who use it that they need to spend their time differently? Until the mission is patched entirely, those that want to use it while they can should be able to and if you don't want to use it, don't. If someone doesn't feel like "being hooked and doing things skillfully" for months on end to get the same amount of money you could get in a few hours, until this is fixed, they are the smarter ones here.
Am I telling you to do anything? The only thing I'm telling you is that you're exploiting a loophole and the money you got is dirty. Just because you find a loophole in something doesn't make it not cheating; no matter how complex or simple that loophole is to exploit. I can call you a cheater or exploiter because thats what you are. Spend your time doing whatever you like. Calling it "smart" is sort of funny btw.
In CSS, if I find an exploit in a map that lets me run under the geometry and shoot people while they are unable to shoot me back, that makes me an exploiter. Just because the game lets me do it doesn't make it an intentional feature and fair game. It's not smart, it's cheap, but by all means, you're welcome to do it.
There's a difference between finding a lucrative and smart way to make money within normal constraints of the game balance and blatantly finding a way around the game's rules or, in this case, the game's intended balance. Sometimes the line between those can be very fine, but in this case I think it's pretty obvious.
Edited by Slight0, 07 October 2013 - 06:21 AM.